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Steph Curry and Kevin Durant get tossed in Warriors’ loss

Rough night. Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports<p>The Golden State Warriors aren’t starting off how we expected them too. And perhaps they’re letting their …

Russell Westbrook, after scoring 51 in a loss, has become the NBA’s Rorschach test

Russell Westbrook, by any measure, has had a historic year. He became the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double for an entire season — a feat most felt would never be duplicated — and led the Thunder to the playoffs even after Kevin Durant left in free agency.<p>That individual …

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Millsap rips Wizards: We were playing basketball, they were playing MMA

Emotions ran high throughout a scrappy Game 1 between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.<p>Hawks forward Paul Millsap took …

Anthony Davis Comments on DeMarcus Cousins Trade to Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, and Anthony Davis couldn't be happier.<p>"This is an unbelievable weekend," Davis said after news of the trade broke, per ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman. "All-Star MVP and now getting Boogie. It doesn't …

Bracketology: Alabama moves in, Syracuse out of NCAA Tournament field

Why the Crimson Tide are in and the Orange are out of Jerry Palm's latest bracket projection<p>After Sunday’s games, one team dropped out of the latest …

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LeBron James & Dwyane Wade Show Brotherly Love in Pregame Handshake

Different cities, different teams, same old bromance.<p>LeBron James and Dwyane Wade brought out the pregame handshake ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat game Friday night, meeting at midcourt just before tipoff.<p>Don't mind J.R. Smith looking on longingly in the background.<p>[NBA]

Noah Syndergaard Says He Deliberately Threw Up-and-In to Alcides Escobar

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard told reporters he had "a few tricks" up his sleeve prior to his start in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, and it turned out he wasn't kidding.<p>Before the Mets exploded for a 9-3 win, Syndergaard opened the evening by throwing high and inside against …

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Syndergaard turns up the heat, and the Mets climb back into Series, 9-3

NEW YORK — The World Series arrived here Friday to die, it would seem. The Kansas City Royals took two games in the heartland, the last so convincingly the New York Mets could have been congratulated on a nice run, thanks. See you in Port St. Lucie around Valentine’s Day.<p>Death, though, can be …

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Reds CF Billy Hamilton vs. Deion Sanders on the basepaths. Who wins this race? VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1jzgqcb

A happy which-way-did-he-go birthday to Russell Wilson

<b>Russell Wilson</b> is 26-years old, and we’ve got the perfect gift suggestion to help Seahawks’ third-year quarterback celebrate his special day on …

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Durant continues to progress; status for Tuesday unknown

With Russell Westbrook's emphatic return to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup Friday, all eyes now are focused on Kevin Durant's recovery from his …

Basketball

Led by Speights, Warriors overtake Hornets for 8th win in a row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Well, these Warriors sure do have a knack for finding unusual ways to win.<p>On a Friday night when the league’s best field-goal defense allowed the Hornets to shoot 50 percent into the fourth quarter and the league’s best backcourt shot 16-of-42 from the floor, the Warriors coaxed …

LeBron James surges behind his aggressive play

Consecutive wins against the Magic and Wizards have the Cleveland Cavaliers looking up.<p>LeBron James may have called his team fragile, but since spouting off to the media he's done everything possible to help the Cleveland Cavaliers look anything but that. The Cavs find themselves on a two-game …

Ray Rice Suspension Overturned in Arbitration

Kevin Ware is transferring to Georgia State

The heart and soul of Louisville's national title run in 2013 appears headed to Georgia State, where he will likely have two seasons of eligibility remaining.<p>One year after traumatically breaking his leg in front of a national audience, former Louisville guard Kevin Ware has apparently announced he …

ESPN 30 for 30 'Bad Boys' Leads to Funny Tweet Involving Kings' Isaiah Thomas

Just because two people have similar names does not mean they are related.<p>If you don't believe that, ask the Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas.<p>ESPN's <i>30 for 30</i> recently aired its <i>Bad Boys</i> documentary, which highlighted what made the Detroit Pistons so intimidating back in the day. There were many …

The Miami Heat's three-peat hype tape will have you fired up for the NBA Playoffs. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1hQRGh6

Iman Shumpert threw down a monster dunk off the glass vs. Brooklyn. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1hJBled

Michigan's Nik Stauskas & Glenn Robinson III have officially declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. (Photo via Michigan Basketball)

Lakers' Nick Young Thinks He's the Best Shooting Guard in the NBA

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young took to Twitter on Tuesday to answer some fans' questions.<p>He talked about his off-court hobbies, whether he'd be staying in L.A. after this season and his chances at winning the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award and more. But one answer in particular …

The Orlando Magic accidentally score on their own hoop. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1eosvBP

Jadeveon Clowney Called 'Spoiled' and 'Lazy' by NFL Executive

NFL draft misdirection may be reaching critical mass. When an NFL executive describes Jadeveon Clowney as "spoiled" and "lazy," there might be a problem.<p>That's what one told Mark Eckel of <i>The Times</i> in Trenton, N.J.:<p>“He’s spoiled, and he’s lazy,’’ the NFC personnel man said. “He’s never worked hard a …

Washington Wizards Sign 10-Year-Old with Cancer to 1-Day Deal

The Washington Wizards have signed a brand-new player to a one-day deal, and her story is pretty touching.<p>Meet Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old girl with a rare kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma. The Wizards signed her to the team, and she apparently had a terrific time. Jackson attended the …

Russell Westbrook makes an incredibly athletic block on a dead-ball 3 from Paul George, but then falls flat on his rear when he tries to do the same to George Hill. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1lYeHxU

Lakers, Knicks and Celtics Miss Playoffs Together for 1st Time in NBA History

When you think of basketball royalty, the first franchises that likely pop into your head are the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers: 33 championships between them, classic battles throughout history and an overwhelming amount of Hall of Famers who have played on both sides.<p>Well, neither of …

Jimmy Rollins shuts fan up by blasting walk-off

Vindication.<p>That's what Jimmy Rollins experienced after sending a walk-off homer into the left field stands in Saturday night's game against the …

Hawks' Playoff Clinching Win over Heat Is False Preview of Possible 1-8 Matchup

Give this to the Atlanta Hawks: They showed up on Saturday night.<p>Needing only to win one of their final three games to clinch the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and knowing they had the perfect safety net in the form of a final matchup with the 15-65 Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta still came to …

Florida Gators Basketball Players Dominate College Students at Open Gym

This doesn't seem fair.<p>Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather and Kasey Hill from the Florida Gators basketball team showed up to an open gym to take on some fellow college students. Only these kids weren't on scholarship to play in front of thousands.<p>The above Vine videos were from the …

Jeff Francoeur's minor league teammates pull epic month-long prank

Jeff Francoeur has a Gold Glove, but his brain ... well ... you can make that determination for yourself.<p>The eight-year veteran has played for five …